Use of cationic surfactants against fish parasites

Use of a cationic surfactant for the treatment of parasitic infection in seafood


Cationic surfactants derived from the condensation of fatty acids and esterified dibasic amino acids, such as from lauric acid and arginine, in particular the ethyl ester of the lauramide of the arginine monohydrochloride (LAE), may be used for the treatment of fish which is infected with parasites. The cationic surfactants of this type are effective against the larvae of parasites such as Anisakis.